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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Think it's Hot? Check out these Temperature Records

Is Obama Blowing Smoke and Hot Air in DC over Climate Change?

By Albert N. Milliron

President Obama's subject of this weeks address was on global climate change.
During last weeks speech Obama took a shot at so-called global warming skeptics, as he removed his jacket and wiped the sweat off his brow, he said, “we don’t have time for another meeting with the Flat Earth Society.” Had Obama taken that meeting, he would have learned that the Flat Earth Society is in agreement with him on Climate Change.

So what was supposed to be a joke toward “science deniers” ended up being a joke on Obama and his “scientific consensus” crowd.

Lets bring some statistics and scientific collected data to the argument that is “settled.”

You think its hot?  Check out these Temperature World Records.  I won’t even try to provide analysis of the data provided below, I will leave that for our readers.

Record Temperatures

The hottest air temperature ever recorded in Death Valley (Furnace Creek) was 134°F (57°C) on July 10, 1913. During the heat wave that peaked with that record, five consecutive days reached 129° F (54°C) or above. Death Valley holds the record for the hottest place on earth.
Oddly enough, 1913 was also the year that saw Death Valley's coldest temperature. On January 8 the temperature dropped to 15°F (-10°C) at Furnace Creek. via  Death Valley National Park.

Longest  heatwave in history - October 1924 - Over 100 F
The outback Australian town of Marble Bar recorded the longest ever heatwave, setting a record for the most consecutive days above 100F (37.8C).
via Worst heatwaves in history

Hottest Temperatures ever recorded by Continent
  • Africa - Al 'Aziziyah, Libya - 136 degrees September 22, 1922
  • North America - Death Valley, California - 134 degrees July 10, 1913
  •  Asia - Kuwait - 128.5 degrees  2012
  • Australia - Oodnadatta, South Australia - 123 degrees  January 2, 1960
  • South America - Villa de Maria del Rio Seco, Argentina - 120.4 degrees - January 2, 1920
  • Europe - Catenanuova, Italy - 119.3 degrees - August 10, 1999
  • Antarctica - Vanda Station - 59 degrees - January 5, 1974
Coldest  Temperatures ever recorded by Continent
  • Antarctica - Vostok Station −128.6 °F - July 21 1983
  • Antarctica - Vostok Station -128.6 degrees - July 21, 1983
  • Asia - Verkhoyansk, Russia -90 degrees - February 2, 1892
  • North America - North Ice, Greenland -87 degrees - January 9, 1954
  • Europe - Ust' Shchugor, Russia -72.6 degrees - December 31, 1978
  • South America - Valle de los Patos Superior, Argentina -38.2 degrees - July 17, 1972
  • Africa - Ifrane, Morocco -24 degrees - On February 11, 1935
  • Australia - Charlotte Pass, New South Wales, Australia -9.4 degrees - June 29, 1994
So there you have it!  Much of the data came from NASA and Wikipedia.  Come to your own conclusions on the data provided and please comment below.  Next, we expect to provide correlation data between temperature and CO2.

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